Suns swept up by Waves in 10

June 07, 2002

ALBANY, Ga. - Derek Mann blooped an RBI single down the left field line with two outs in the 10th Thursday to help South Georgia complete a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Hagerstown Suns.

Mann's hit landed just out of the reach of diving left fielder Robbie Meyer to score Scott Gillitzer from second with the final run.

The Waves (33-27) came back from a 5-1 deficit in the final two innings of regulation with the help of a pair of Kevin Alexander errors to send the game into extra innings.

The loss prevents the Suns (30-31) from moving past the .500 mark for the first time since April 23 when they were 10-9.


Pierce reached on an infield single off Hagerstown closer Ryan Meaux (2-2) to start the 10th and moved to second on Travis Ezi's sacrifice. Mann battled to a 2-2 count and blooped the short single to score the winning run.

Sean Pierce lofted a sacrifice fly in the second inning to score South Georgia's first run off Suns' starter Francisco Liriano.

Hagerstown took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on RBI singles by Tyler Von Schell and Julian Benavidez, who finished with three hits.

The Suns seemingly broke the game open in the sixth when Miguel Miranda hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly and Bryan Carter added a two-run single for the 5-1 lead. Carter extended his hitting streak to 10 games with two hits.

Edwin Bellorin hit a base-clearing double in the eighth after Alexander's first error to bring the Waves to within 5-4. They tied the game in the ninth when Alexander threw away Mann's infield single, setting up an RBI double by Gillitzer.

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